Mr. Speaker, I applaud the recent sanctions applied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. But there’s more work to be done.
Iranian proxy militias with American blood on their hands operate throughout the Middle East, especially in countries like Iraq and Syria. Mr. SHERMAN and I introduced H.R. 4238, the Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017.
This resolution will apply terrorist sanctions on two of the most dangerous Iranian proxy militias in Iraq and Syria. By targeting these two groups, we will combat Iran’s expansionism while signaling to regional partners we will not allow their citizens to be used as Iranian pawns.
Our gains against ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been followed by Iran filling the vacuum—turning our victories into defeats. MS, we must turn the tide against Iran’s conquest of the Middle East.
We must designate these two groups for what they are: terrorists dedicated to carrying out the bloody will of the Supreme Leader in Tehran. I urge all Members to cosponsor this important bill, H.R. 4238.
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